The Ferrari California has had its power boosted and its performance systems improved again by tuner Novitec Rosso. A previous programme took the car up to 368kW (500mhp). From the factory the 2+2-seater’s 8-cylinder motor develops 338 kW (453 bhp / 460 PS) and 485 Nm (358 lb-ft).
Technical highlights include the use of a mechanical supercharger, a custom intake manifold and larger injectors as well as a water-to-air intercooler. A Novitec Rosso stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with sport catalysts was installed and the ECU remapped.
The baby Ferrari now boasts 446 kW (598 bhp / 606 PS) developed at 7,900 rpm. Maximum torque goes up to 603 Nm (445 lb-ft) at 5,500rpm. The 0 – 100 km/h sprint takes just under 3.8 seconds and top speed is 325 km/h (202 mph).
Some of the suspension work includes sport springs that can be lowered by 35 millimeters and a hydraulic lift system that can raise the front of the car by 40 millimeters for better navigation of everyday obstacles like speed bumps.
Aerodynamic and styling changes include new rocker panels with integrated airfoils and black side markers, a rear diffuser, rear spoiler lip and carbon fibre rear molding. Wheels are 9Jx21 size in front and 11.5Jx22 at the rear, shod with 255/30 ZR 21 and 315/25 ZR 22 Pirelli tyres respectively.
Novitec Rosso has a comprehensive interior customisation programme to suit any taste and size pocket.